Urban Greening Master Plan

The Draft Urban Greening Master Plan (UGMP) is Now Available for Comment!

The Planning Division released the Draft Urban Greening Master Plan (UGMP) and associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for a 30-day public comment period.

Review and Comment Period:  Comments on the draft UGMP and IS/MND shall be provided in writing to urbangreening@ci.richmond.ca.us or via mail to Lina Velasco, Project Manager II. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2016, at the following address:
Lina Velasco
City of Richmond Planning Division
450 Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 4046
Richmond, CA 94804.

Plan Availability: The draft plan, Appendix B  and IS/MND can be found below.

Printed copies are also available for review at the following locations:

Main Library Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
Bayview Branch Library, 5100 Hartnett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
West Side Branch, 135 Washington Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
Planning and Building Services Department, City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, Richmond, CA 94804

Project Contact

Lina Velasco, Project Manager II
(510) 620-6841

Watch Greening Richmond Together Video

Project Description

The Urban Greening Plan will serve as the master document to guide and coordinate future greening projects in Richmond. It includes a citywide tree inventory, an appendix for urban forest best practices, and a living list of approved street streets for the city. 

Richmond received a 
Strategic Growth Council Urban Greening Planning Grant to develop this citywide Urban Greening Master Plan (UGMP) in 2011. To learn more about this effort, click on the YouTube Video.

Citywide Tree Inventory
In 2012, the City of Richmond received a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant to update Richmond's Tree Ordinance (R.M.C. Chapter 10.08) and complete an inventory of city-owned trees, including street trees, park trees, and trees on city-owned property. The Citywide Tree Inventory was completed in July 2013. According to data from the inventory, Richmond has a total of 22,051 City-maintained trees and over 13,000 planting areas available for new tree plantings.

Click on any of the zones below to search the Citywide Tree Inventory by address.

Tree Zone Map

Community Meetings

Marina Bay Neighborhood Council Meeting
In May 2012, Vallier Design Associates spoke at the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council meeting to update community members on the progress of the Urban Greening Master Plan and inform them on how they can include their community in the greening process. If your neighborhood council would like to host a similar presentation, please contact Jocelyn Rohan at Vallier Design Associates at (510) 237-7745.

Related Materials:

Community Kick-off for the Richmond Urban Greening Master Plan Project
In March 2012, the City’s Planning and Parks and Landscaping Divisions hosted the Urban Greening Master Plan Project Kick-off at the Richmond Recreation Complex Social Hall located at 3230 Macdonald Avenue, from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Participants learned about urban greening and its benefits. There was also a planting demonstration and an opportunity to participate in the first phase of the urban forest inventory process.

Related Materials:

Urban Greening Resources

Tree Care Tips

City of Richmond Tree Programs

Links to Other Organizations

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